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NWS warns: second wave of storms, more flooding possible this week

On Front Street, Nome, flags in the wind

More coastal flooding may be coming to Western Alaska later this week. “A series of storms,” the National Weather Service (NWS) reports, “will sweep across Northern Alaska Tuesday night through Thursday.” After a blustery weekend of strong winds and flooding in some Norton Sound communities, NWS says “another round of stormy weather is likely across…

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Near-hurricane-force winds projected for Western Alaska

Representatives from the National Weather Service say it will improve service to move remote positions to Anchorage and Fairbanks, where new technology is being employed to gather data. Locals want to ensure adequate coverage here, where unpredictable weather is the norm.

Severely high winds are coming to Western Alaska, according to ongoing forecasts and warnings from the National Weather Service. Please take any precautions needed to prepare for the severe weather headed for our region. KNOM has received the following public safety announcement from the Nome Police Department. Please read this thoroughly. This information is provided……

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Update News: October 17th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: GCI and KTUU reach temporary agreement to keep channel broadcasting outside of Anchorage; Unseasonably warm October weather coming from high pressure system and storms from South and West; UAF vice chancellor Pat Pitney to represent US in leg of Olympic Torch relay this week; Award-winning poet Peggy Schumaker visiting Nome this week…

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The first hints of winter

The snow is starting to accumulate on the mountains, hills, and the tundra. At night, if the sky is clear, you can sometimes see wispy, colorful auroras dancing in the expansive darkness. During the day, the weather ranges from snowy to mostly sunny and cold. As the seasons change and the thermometer heads towards zero,…

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October ’92: A superlative fall storm

October 5, 1992 The worst storm in eighteen years strikes Nome as a low-pressure center swells up a storm surge eight feet above normal with ten-foot waves above that. Covered with flotsam and jetsam, Front Street – Nome’s main thoroughfare – is underwater, and where it runs along the beach, half of it is gone.…

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September ’05: A “once in a hundred years” storm, again

September 22, 2005 For the second year in a row, Nome is hit by a “once in a hundred years” storm. The town loses power, and KNOM’s transmitter site generator keeps the station on the air for 134 hours until electricity is restored. General manager Ric Schmidt, on the East Coast to accept a Gabriel…

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“Oh, foggy day…”

Nome residents may have had the old George Gershwin song (“A Foggy Day”) running through their heads early last month, as KNOM’s hometown was shrouded for days in thick fog (not to mention, low-30s temperatures and snow in June!). In Western Alaska, fog isn’t just a curiosity (or mere fodder for song lyrics); foggy weather…

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In the wind

You’ll often find KNOM’s dedicated news team – including volunteers Eva DeLappe and Margaret DeMaioribus, pictured – reporting on location in Nome, despite our region’s often-inclement weather. Last month, however, the news was the weather. As Margaret reported, a shifting wind pattern called Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) has been at least partly to blame for…

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Being Social

There’s a funny thing that happens in small towns – you get to the point that you can’t walk around town without running into someone you know. And, since it’s a small town, you walk around a lot. Even when Mayvember weather hits. (And, recent news sources close to home have suggested that Mayvember may…

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April ice, and a prestigious award

The winter weather continues: temperatures hover near zero as more ice forms on the Bering Sea. The frigid temperatures bring dazzling, clear, sunlit days and awe-inspiring nights – with the moon and stars shining brightly in the night sky. We gladly share the congratulations of the entire radio broadcasting community for KNOM’s 2013 Crystal Heritage Award…

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